Pioneer Special Risk Commences Underwriting Excess and Surplus Casualty via its Atlanta Office

Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’) announces that Pioneer Special Risk has commenced underwriting Excess & Surplus Casualty, led by Jim Pratte – Executive Vice President, via its Atlanta based office.

Pioneer Underwriters has been approved as a coverholder at Lloyd’s for Excess and Surplus Casualty lines, licensed to do business in 50 states with a focus on non-admitted primary Commercial General Liability (CGL), Products Liability and Owners & Contractors Protective (OCP) and Excess Liability in lower layers. Excess Casualty will be written with capacity of up to $5 million, throughout the US, offering various deductible or self-insured retention options. Coverage parameters will include ISO Forms and Endorsements and will provide dedicated underwriting solutions for target classes of business; such as specialty contractors, service operations, and manufacturing.

Darren Doherty, CEO of Pioneer Underwriters, commented:

“This new underwriting capability brings significant additional breadth to our product portfolio in the US. Jim’s depth of underwriting expertise coupled with the strength of his market relationships will bring real benefits to Pioneer as a whole.”

Jim Pratte said:

“It is a privilege to be joining a team with such a reputation for providing innovative underwriting solutions. With Pioneer’s excellent operational support we have an unparalleled platform from which to launch this new venture.”
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